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UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 4:42 p.m.

Walmart sets age of 21 to buy firearms, ammunition

Walmart says it will no longer sell firearms and ammunition to people younger than 21.


Walmart launching new clothing brands, joining Target, Amazon

The world’s largest retailer is unveiling four new lines for women, men and children with items from $5 to $30 that will be available Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 9:25 p.m.

Police body camera footage shows moments leading up to fatal Shadle shooting

Police released body camera footage that shows the dramatic moments leading up to a fatal police shooting at Shadle Center late last year.


Walmart to launch new online home shopping experience

Walmart is launching a new online home shopping experience in the coming weeks that will let shoppers discover items based on their style.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 5:17 p.m.

Walmart’s plunge sinks retailers, breaks streak for stocks

The biggest drop in Walmart’s stock in 30 years and losses in other sectors pulled U.S. indexes lower Tuesday, snapping a six-day winning streak.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 7:53 p.m.

Walmart outlines wage increase details for Washington, Idaho employees

Nearly two weeks after announcing higher hourly wages and one-time bonuses for its employees, Walmart has provided more specifics what employees in Washington and Idaho will be receiving.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 2:28 p.m.

Walmart offers way to turn leftover opioids into useless gel

Walmart is helping customers get rid of leftover opioids by giving them packets that turn the addictive painkillers into a useless gel.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 7:47 p.m.

Walmart boosts starting pay, closing dozens of Sam’s Clubs

Walmart confirmed Thursday that it is closing dozens of Sam’s Club warehouse stores across the country – a move that seems sure to cost jobs – on the same day …


Man accused of fraudulent return scheme targeting regional Walmart stores

Clarkston police officers arrested a 42-year-old Washington man who is accused of being involved in a fraudulent scheme to return stolen items at regional Walmart stores, allegedly making off with …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 11:52 p.m.

Law enforcement, kids take a spin through the toy aisles at annual Holidays and Heroes event

About 100 children in the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene region were chauffeured around area shopping centers at this year’s Holidays and Heroes event.


Judge halts clearing of rare forest targeted for Walmart

Bulldozers downing trees on a property targeted for a Walmart-anchored shopping center were ordered to stop work after a federal judge issued an emergency injunction sought by environmentalists fighting to …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 8:57 a.m.

In the age of Amazon, Walmart is changing its legal name

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is changing its legal name effective Feb. 1 as it shifts away from physical stores in the age of Amazon’s increasing dominance,


Christmas Bureau gains new partnership with Walmart

Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without a new toy under the tree and this year the Christmas Bureau has a new partner in providing discounted toys to children in need.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 1:18 p.m.

Walmart pulls “Rope. Tree. Journalist.” T-shirt from site

Walmart has pulled a T-shirt offered by an outside seller from its online store after a journalist advocacy group told the retailer it found the shirt threatening.


Shoppers say fake Fingerlings were sold through big sites

Shoppers rushing to find Fingerlings, the robotic monkeys that are a hot toy this holiday season, say they’ve been fooled into buying fakes through outside sellers on Amazon and Walmart.com.


Walmart sees strong online sales lift third-quarter results

NEW YORK – A surging online business and strong food sales boosted Walmart’s results Thursday ahead of the holiday season, a day after its rival Target offered a cautious forecast …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 5:28 p.m.

Walmart.com teams up with upscale Lord & Taylor

Walmart will devote a section on its website to upscale Lord & Taylor, the latest strategic partnership as retailers make alliances.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 1:06 p.m.

Inside-your-home deliveries could raise insurance premiums

Smart locks that let retailers deliver packages inside houses or apartments with a digital code while you are away raise liability questions and could raise home insurance rates, experts said.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 7:48 p.m.

Suspect walked off job hours before Colorado Walmart attack

A man accused of opening fire inside a suburban Denver Walmart, killing three people, abruptly walked away from his roofing company job hours before the attack, his former boss said …


Suspect named in Colorado Walmart shooting that killed 3

THORNTON, Colo. – Colorado authorities have identified a man who police say nonchalantly walked into a Walmart and immediately opened fire with a handgun, killing two men and a woman …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 9:54 p.m.

3 killed in Colorado Walmart shooting; no arrests

Two men and a woman were killed in a shooting inside a suburban Denver Walmart on Wednesday night that forced customers to either hide or flee.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 2:43 p.m.

Walmart sees the future and it is digital

Walmart is all about online, anticipating digital sales next fiscal year will rise about 40 percent and that it will double the number of U.S. curbside locations for online grocery …


Buyer’s remorse be gone, Walmart puts returns in fast lane

Retail giant is altering its policies to speed returns, even it means that nothing is returned at all in some cases.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 4:13 p.m.

Walmart armors up for food fight with Amazon

Walmart’s Jet.com will launch a higher-end grocery line targeting millennials, just over a year after Walmart spent more than $3 billion for the fast-growing online retailer amid more intense competition …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 5:51 p.m.

Walmart wants to send people into your house to stock the fridge – even when you’re not home

Walmart announced Friday that it is testing a delivery program in Silicon Valley that allows the delivery worker to enter the customer’s home and unload groceries.


Walmart to offer extra holiday hours for current workers

Walmart won’t be doing large-scale holiday hiring at its stores this year. Instead, like last year, it will offer extra hours to its current workers.


Walmart joins forces with Google on voice-activated shopping

The world’s largest retailer said Wednesday it’s working with Google to offer hundreds of thousands of items from laundry detergent to Legos for voice shopping through Google Assistant. The capability …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 6:57 p.m.

Walmart’s online sales soar as it seeks to catch Amazon

Walmart’s recent spending spree to try to catch up to Amazon seems to be paying off.


Walmart says gun-display back-to-school promotion was prank

Walmart says an internal investigation shows it was the victim of a prank when a photograph showed up on social media showing a sign reading “Own The School Year Like …


Photo of purported Walmart gun display roils social media

Walmart said Thursday it’s investigating a photo that’s attracted interest on social media by purporting to show a sign reading “Own The School Year Like A Hero” atop a gun-filled …